Liberty Brewing launches a new brewpub

When I wrote about Guy Hews and his new brewery last October, I said, “Guy Hews just doesn’t have enough to do.” Well multiply that by ten, because not only does Guy work full time, have a family, make the beer and run his brewery in Liberty, Maine, he has gotten licensing to serve food, including making his own bratwurst, has added new beers to his original lineup and is making tables to replace the overstuffed chairs that look comfy but take up a lot of room.

Guy Hews at his brewpub in Liberty

Guy Hews at his brewpub in Liberty

Mark your calendars, because on May 16, 2015 Guy will host a grand re-opening of the expanded and jazzed up digs.

Stock up on Liberty

Stock up on Liberty

While you’re planning your trip, think about making a day of it. You may have to, since Liberty, Maine is a million miles from anywhere (Guy would argue with me). He told me some beer lovers begin at Oxbow in Newcastle, then trek to Liberty to taste his brews, then go on to Marshall Wharf in Belfast. From woods to the coast, over hill and dale, literally. And now you can have lunch in between. Just some of the menu items are the aforementioned bratwurst, sauerkraut and pickles made by Morse’s and a pub burger that gets the Pavlov mechanism going full bore.

On May 16th, however, you may just want to camp out for a few hours enjoying the great view of the Camden Hills from the deck, listen to the music and drink the beer.

Here are the event details, according to their Facebook page:

Liberty Craft Brewing
7 Coon Mountain Lane
Liberty, ME 04949

Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Purchase tickets at : http://www.eventbrite.com/e/brew-pub-grand-opening-tickets-16585114524?aff=efbevent

The price of the ticket will get you:

  • Your choice of any meal we serve
  •  4  twelve ounce pours of any of our 6 beers on tap (48 ounces total)..you can share if you like

 

While in town, you must make a stop at Liberty Tool. Its owner announced recently that he’s selling the store, making a visit even more pressing.

Call or check their Facebook page for hours

Call or check their Facebook page for hours

The day we stopped by there was a trove of German-style beer mugs, scattered all over the store. I got a nice one for $1.50, made in Japan.

Serendipity in action: beer mugs after visiting Liberty Brewing

Serendipity in action: beer mugs after visiting Liberty Brewing

We hope the store stays open! This sign said it all:

Ayuh

Ayuh

Also in Liberty, Maine: Davistown Museum and Liberty Graphics. Support this tiny town!

Kate Cone

About Kate Cone

Kate Cone has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, is a freelance writer and the author of "What's Brewing in New England: A Guide to Brewpubs and Microbreweries," published by Downeast Publications in 1997. She is currently updating What's Brewing with a second book about New England craft beer to be published in 2015.